Case diameter 39 mm, thickness 13 mm, case number 355863, size 6542, manufactured in 1959, dual time zone, central seconds, self-winding, waterproof, three-piece stainless steel case, polished and ground, screw-in Watch back and crown, 24-hour display The second time zone The bezel is made of synthetic rubber, with red and black colors representing day and night respectively, sapphire crystal with date magnifier, black dial, luminous material dots, rods And triangular hour markers, “Mercedes” needle, stainless steel Rolex strap, with original watch box and warranty certificate (now expired).
Estimated price: 20,000 – 27,000 Swiss francs
With commission price: 33,750 Swiss francs
1030 rhodium-plated movement, 25 rubies, linear lever escapement, single metal balance precision corrected by 5 positions, shock absorber, self-compensated Breguet hairspring, fine adjustment device, “butterfly” pendulum, dial, case Both movements are signed.
This is the first Rolex Master Rolex watch manufactured in 1954. Its most prominent features, in addition to the use of the “Benz needle” and the second hand with a large triangular tip instructions, but also the use of special rubber made bezel. The purpose of Rolex’s initial selection of this material was to be strong and durable, and then it would not affect the pilot’s line of sight because of reflections. Starting in 1956, Rolex began to use metal to make bezels (such as the 1675 gold second-hand bezel), and later began to use ceramic materials.